Wintery Landscape Painting Workshop

The Southern Vermont Arts Center's 2009 Summer-Fall Art Workshop Series comes to a seasonally appropriate close on November 5 and November 6, when pastel master Robert K. Carsten, PSA, presents The Wintery Landscape.

Whether just after a snowstorm as the sun breaks through or in the thick of a snow squall, pastel can capture exhilarating atmospheric effects. Students of The Wintery Landscape will discover and practice re-creating the nuanced and subtle hues of winter alongside the almost startlingly brilliant colors that compose Vermont's winter landscape.

The workshop will, among other things, cover various ways to soften edges and create exciting neutrals to support the weather and atmospheric conditions being painted. All levels welcome. $160 SVAC members/$185 non-members.

Carsten is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Connecticut Pastel Society and is a regular contributing writer to The Pastel Journal and The Artist's Magazine. Also a noted arts juror, he is the awards judge for the 2009 Pastel Painters of Maine Members Exhibition, as he was for the 2008 Connecticut Pastel Society Members' Exhibition, and co-judge of awards for the Academic Artists Association 2008 National Exhibition. A nationally recognized artist, he was invited by The Pastel Journal to be one of eight "well-known artists" to comment on selected pastel masterpieces.

Register online at www.svac.org, or register by calling 362-1405.

The center is just off West Road in Manchester; open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit any time at www.svac.org.

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